Canada, John Wyatt, Jr., S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chester, AR
Last Address
Chester, AR

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Freedom Cemetery - Chester, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 352
 Duty Stations
USS Kidd (DD-661)
  1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 06, 1943, Service Entry Date & Serial Number
  May 13, 1944, Received on USS KIDD
  Aug 01, 1944, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 23, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Kidd sailed 19 February 1945, to join Task Force 58 (TF 58) for the invasion of Okinawa. Trained and battle wise, Kidd played a key role during the first days of the Okinawa campaign, screening battleships, bombarding shore targets, rescuing downed pilots, sinking floating mines, providing early warning of raids, guarding heavily damaged Franklin (CV-13), and helping to shoot down kamikazes.

While on picket station 11 April 1945, Kidd and her division mates, USS Black, USS Bullard, and USS Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon, a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55. As the destroyer headed south to rejoin the task group, her fire drove off further enemy planes that were trying to finish her off. Stopping at Ulithi for temporary repairs, she got underway 2 May for the West Coast, arriving Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard 25 May.

Seaman First Class Canada Died at 19:28 (7:28PM) 11 April 1945 of wounds received in action in the of duty at 1410 (2:10PM) during Jap plane crash and bomb explosion aboard ship in waters approximately 90 Miles from Okinawa Shima.  Buried at Sea 10:30 AM 4/12/1945
   
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